Looks like weíre all in the same boat. I have one friend who rides but he lives in NYC and it a pain to get to me (Iím a outside the city little up north). It comes down to means of availability I think for most. I am a weekend warrior!! I literally will go to VT every weekend if I feel up to it. I also have the vehicle to get there and will totally spend way too much money but I wait all year for winter so I donít care lol. thatís where having a bud to take the trip and split the room helps a lot. I guess regardless of that just being up on the mtn under good conditions and having a blast is always better when you have some company. I like the competitiveness too. Thatís kinda why I joined this site to see if there are local guys who rideÖ. maybe we can get something going here.